Wildskin showcases an all-female ensemble of riotous physical performers, who each portray recognisable and oddball characters. Together they flirt with bush-horror conventions, to bring you a night of daring and joyous theatre. Dark, outrageous and unpredictable — Wildskin takes you on a ride into the wild.
Wildskin showcases an all-female ensemble of riotous physical performers, who each portray the recognisable and oddball characters Eva encounters on her journey. Together they flirt with bush-horror conventions, to bring you a night of daring and joyous theatre.
Eva believes the only way to mend her broken life is to go on the road, solo. Lost, alone and under-prepared, she soon finds herself breaking rules and embracing danger. After a long night of the soul, encountering wild animals and decidedly odd humans, Eva discovers she can handle any challenge life dares to throw at her.
“Exploring the fine line between finding yourself and losing yourself, [Wildskin] the latest NORPA production fuses text-based drama, physical theatre, comedy and song to create a vibrant work that’s part road movie, part horror movie, and an irresistible celebration of place.” Artshub
“The vastness of the bush is wonderfully evoked by NORPA’s lighting and staging, and Julian Louis’ direction means the audience is never left hanging.” Lismore Echo
“Wildskin is a story that could only have been told by women’s bodies. While there was plenty of witty dialogue, it was performances from five of Australia’s best female physical performers, dancers, and acrobats, that propelled the bush-thriller journey.” Dancing Plague
“Spirited, frightening and wild!… I laughed, got teary, remembered shit I didn’t expect to, felt scared and enjoyed every moment. Watching this was cathartic as hell, I saw myself in pieces on the stage and walked out loving myself a little more.” Audience member
“SO much happens. The seamless way these women shift characters and genders and settings, going from humorous to horrifying was just perfection.” Audience member
“Funny, deep, shocking… it’s relevant to Australian culture.” Audience member
Performers/Devisors Viviane Frehner, Bianca Mackail, Katia Molino, Olivia Porter and Nicci Wilks
Director Julian Louis
Story & Writer Hattie Dalton
Dramaturg & Writer Janis Balodis
Movement Director Darcy Grant
Associate Director Caroline Dunphy
Story research & development Kate McDowell
Set & Costume Design Charlotte Haywood
Lighting design Sian James-Holland
Composer/Sound Design Tegan Nicholls
Stage Manager Jessica Frost
Technical Manager Karl Johnson
If you are interested in touring get in contact!
Arts on Tour
02 9699 7133